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signet-ring~intaglio

1525/1575

British Museum

British Museum

Gold signet-ring; slender hoop plain at back, but partly engraved with black spiral scrolls; shoulders chased as scrolls of blue, red and green. Oval bezel enamelled at back with blue lines radiating from green centre; pearled band around sides. Bezel set with crystal depicting coat of arms: per fess griffin rampant; three fleur-de-lis in base; helmet, phoenix and monogram above.

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Details

  • Title: signet-ring~intaglio
  • Date Created: 1525/1575
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 2.80cm (loop and bezel); Width: 2.40cm (outside hoop); Length: 1.40cm (bezel); Width: 1.30cm (bezel); Width: 0.90cm (crystal); Thickness: 0.70cm (bezel); Weight: 12.26g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; chased; intaglio; engraved
  • Registration number: WB.198
  • Production place: Made in France. Made in Netherlands
  • Material: gold; mineral; enamel
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm

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